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Oct 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> against mass surveillance and i'm truly honored to speak for all whistle blowers. >> some memb
Oct 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
international concerns about iran's nuclear ambitions. the head of the u.n.'s international atomic energy agency praised the iranians for their kwoorpgs during the two-day session. >>> records keep falling on wall street. the s&p 500 and the dow soaring to all-time highs yesterday. investors giddy over reports that the federal reserve plans to maintain its market friendly stimulus spending for several more months. that's the look of giddy. the dow finishing up 111 points on tuesday closing at the record high of 15,680. the s&p 500 also at a new high, closing at 1771. >>> president obama's pick to be the next federal reserve chairman is running into a bit of a road block. janet yellen's been dominated but senator rand paul says he intends to hold up the nomination until the senate agrees to vote on the federal transparency act. that measure passed the news 2012 but it stalled in the senate. insisting it is needed so the american people can see what the federal reserve is actually doing with the country's money supply. it's money time in about 15 minutes. christine romans will have much more on th
Oct 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, pakistan, somalia and yemen became the go-to weapon to kill al-qaeda terrorist. but the u.n. and others have said they have also caused hundreds of civilian fatalities. >> morell: this is a very precise weapon. collateral damage is very low. it's not zero, i wish it was. but it is as close to zero as we have gotten with any weapons system in the history of this country. there is no doubt in my mind that without these operations, that there would have been another attack in the homeland that would have rivaled the scale of 9/11. >> miller: to pave the way for military and intelligence operations including the use of drones, the c.i.a. has reportedly supplied between $50 and $100 million over the past decade, in direct cash payoffs to president karzai. foreign aid is one thing, but cash in suitcases and backpacks to the president and key aides has a different feel to it. >> morell: it's all foreign assistance to the government of afghanistan. >> miller: is there a quid pro quo here about you take care of me, and i'll allow unfettered drone operations in the country even though they're unp
Nov 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
in years. the u.n. envoy to iraq called it an accelerated surge in violence. an ache will ration the syrian civil war has helped fuel, blurring battle lines as al qaeda expanded its iraq operation into syria over the summer. >> and iraqi prime minister al malaki has laid the blame for the resurgence of al qaeda due to what is happening in neighboring syria. but really stabilizing iraq is going to take a political discourse that it would seem at this stage neither he nor the other key players inside have an appetite for. so the challenges are very multilayered, multifacetted because at the end of the day, with or without the war in syria, iraq was already on a downward spiral, michael. >> briefly, you know the place, as well anyone. what, if anything, can the u.s. do? even if they help? when you talk about the blood and treasure that the u.s. expended in iraq, it doesn't have that much regional influence there anymore. there's sort of or else from the u.s. is carries pretty much little weight in the region in general these days. >>. >> exactly. and when it comes to iraq, the governm
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
to protect if we have already set a precedent with the u.n. beginning with a 99 these -- .ith the 1990s the nsa and the cyber threat commands with the u.s. army are indistinguishable. what is the potential impact with the right to protect with domestic issues and foreign issues. a classic example would be with the mexican cartels and all instances across the mexican and californian order and with syria. start domestic and go foreign or start for rent and go domestic? foreignhe problems -- and go domestic? one of the problems we had in pakistan was that in questions when we were accused of violating the sovereignty of pakistan to kill osama bin laden, one of the counter arguments made from our side was that pakistan does not control the entire sovereignty of its country. the pakistani army does not ofend its writ to the border afghanistan. that is one of the reasons america has to take other measures. bet i am getting at is careful about the solidity of sovereignty. it is spongy with the countries we are dealing with. second, the idea of how this has changed over the last 18 years. clear
Nov 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
, very violent. the u.n. says 7,000 iraqi civilians have died this year, that is on par with 2008, violence we haven't seen now for about five years, and that is really the backdrop where you have prime minister malachi coming here to meet president obama today. we expect he will be asking for military assistance. there is some fighter jets that are on order from iraq to the u.s. u.s. officials telling us those are going to continue, that they're also open perhaps to giving more intelligence help to iraq, but it's a very dire situation, and especially, carol, when you're looking at bordering syria and iran and really the issues with the region, the situation in iraq is very important in relation to the other flashpoints we're seeing there in the region. this is a very big deal today. >> a big deal but is it likely president obama will be forthcoming with military help from iraq? >> the u.s. says, carol, that it is open to certain types of military assistance, not closing the door obviously, you see the fighter jets heading to iraq that are on order. i think the real concern for a
Oct 29, 2013 8:00am EDT
in the executive branch. we can't go out and talk about it. >> i would just add that the u.n. report which came out just a few days before the amnesty report, i think, in timeline hits this point very hard, on transparency. it's quite a nice report. yes, right here. >> hi -- [inaudible] i'm from upi. i was just wondering if terms of you said that some of the attacks might be mistaken, and i was wondering would you advocate for repercussions in those cases? and also there is critique that oversight and transparency would interfere with national security decisions, so if you could comment on that as well. >> sure, two things. first of all, no. i -- this is war, okay? and that's what a lot of people don't understand. you know, in war mistakes are made, okay? all the a time. and as i said up front, you know, civilians suffer in a war zone. hay always do. they always do. and i think part of the problem with some of the arguments on the unmanned vehicles campaign is that we've tried to argue that, well, this is different because they're more discriminating. and all those things are true. it is, it is som
Oct 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
's aversion to discussing terrorist connections to the benghazi attack. the u.n. designation clearly notes jamal's connection to the benghazi attack, whereas the state department designation missed it. so the u.s. designation clearly notes jamal's connection to benghazi attack, the state department admits it. the u.n. says and our state department omits it? i believe there's an -- there's been pressure by the administration to omit this type of information from u.s. intelligence products. sending conflicting signals to both our allies and the countries that may have benghazi suspects of interest to the f.b.i. and i have a lot of confidence in the f.b.i., if they're just allowed to do their job. but if we're unwilling to identify their involvement in the attacks, it further erodes u.s. credibility and asking for access to these individuals. this willful blindness is disingenuous and i believe ultimately dangerous. in january, when i offered an amendment to create a select committee to the house rules package for the 113th congress, speaker boehner told the epublican conference that he didn'
FOX News
Oct 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
of the n.s.a. programs, specific until light of the surveillance on u.s. allies, the nation owes most senior intelligence officials who oversee the n.s.a. program will be grilled on capitol hill and a short time ago, the speaker of the house saying that change is inevitable. >> we've got obl gags to the american people to keep them safe. we have obligations to our allies around the world. but having said that, we've got to find the right balance here. and clearly, we're imbalanced as we stand here. >> before the house intelligence committee this afternoon, the chief james clapper, up there on the left, told the senate committee march 12 that the n.s.a. was not collecting data on americans. the head of the n.s.a. once claimed to fox news that the n.s.a. was not holding the data of american citizens which was also misleading as well as the seniors deputies from the n.s.a. and the justice department. one of the proposals gaining support is taking the phone records of americans and getting the phone companies to hold that data rather than the n.s.a. and when the government has a hint, the
Oct 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
called s.n.a.p., has increased dramatically. more than 21 million people have been added to the program. one in four of all u.s. children live in a home that gets food stamps and so do more than 900,000 veterans. republicans largely voted against extending the increase in food stamp benefits but here's an interesting twist. the white house is also to blame for some of the program cuts. president obama borrowed money from s.n.a.p. to pay for a portion of the first lady's anti-obesity campaign and he was perhaps naively counting on congress to refund the money he took away. cnn's rosa flores has more. >> reporter: it sounded like a great idea when it was launched. a program aimed in part at making school lunches healthier. >> we're determined to finally take on one of the most serious threats to their future and that's the epidemic of childhood obesity. >> reporter: but to fund that war on obesity, the white house borrowed money from the war on hunger. >> some of the funding comes from rolling back a temporary increase in food stamp benefits or s.n.a.p. as it's now called starting in the
Nov 1, 2013 1:00am PDT
a big boost. the launch of a federal investigation by the u.s. attorney in that region of georgia. victor blackwell was there when they heard the news. >> reporter: huddled around a portable television on the south corner where they have staged an eight-month sit-n the family of kendrick johnson watched the announcement they have been waiting for. >> i'm of the opinion my office will conduct a formal review of the facts and investigation surrounding the death of kendrick johnson. >> hallelujah! thank you, jesus! >> reporter: the second big victory for his family. on thursday, the high school was ordered to hand over the full investigative file including the surveillance video. barbara english is his grandmother. >> i'm so happy and i know we trust in the lord and we hadn't been down here rallying for 32 weeks for nothing. >> reporter: michael moore called in the fbi to assist his office in the investigation and to get answers to several basic questions in the teen's january death. >> first, what was the cause of mr. johnson's death? second, was mr. johnson's death the result of a
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